Meaning of poddy-dodge in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɒdɪdɒdʒ/


[with object]Australian
  • Steal (unbranded cattle)

    ‘he also made fences, poddy-dodged cattle and farmed’
    • ‘They told me he'd been caught poddy-dodging.’
    • ‘He shot me for poddy dodging.’
    • ‘Some fellas had been seen poddy dodging down in the south end.’
    • ‘They had a reputation for poddy dodging others' stock.’
    • ‘He got his start by poddy-dodging from the big, unfenced runs.’


1920s from poddy (in the Australian sense ‘calf’) + dodge.